I enjoy nothing more than taking old pieces of unloved furniture and giving them a new lease of life! And it doesn’t have to be a hard slog or expensive. Classic chair. Copyright Littledesignerlou I bought a set of two chairs from a charity shop close to my home. I thought they had a very classic shape which I could up-cycle very easily, whether it … Continue reading Upcycling dining chairs
I might be late to the party here, as I know that children receive christmas eve boxes now-a-days. This seems a shame to just treat the kids! Right?! Sooo…I have created my own ‘Christmas Eve box’ full of all the things I love, and think I deserve. It doesn’t need to be expensive either, just personal….I CANT WAIT! My box consists of… New PJ’S Local … Continue reading Christmas Eve Box
So…my challenge this year is to send as little to landfill as possible this Christmas. I know it’s going to be difficult…but if I’m thinking about it maybe you are too. I think the biggest impact could be wrapping paper. I have chosen this year to use recycled paper for my presents. I just bought a roll of recycled brown paper from WH Smith £4.99 … Continue reading Happy Eco Christmas
It truly doesn’t surprise me that a house in the Scottish Highlands has been awarded RIBA house of the year. I might be slightly biased, as I come from Scotland, however I think that it is a very inspiring part of the world and I feel that the space compliments the surroundings perfectly. Designers should think of the context to which their building / space … Continue reading RIBA House of the Year
I love an antiqued mirror, they are very much in style right now, and buying them from interior shop can cost a fortune….however charity shops are full of unloved mirrors…why not create your own! It’s so much fun, and very easy. Every mirror comes out different, and this is due to the properties of the black paint on the back of the mirror itself. The … Continue reading How to antique a mirror! Easy!
Setting out frames doesn’t have to be hard, but taking a bit of time to think about the arrangement would help you go from novice picture-hanger to interior designer extraordinaire. My first piece of advice would be to lay out all the items on the floor. And make sure you have ALL items you want to have on the wall…adding on and adding on can … Continue reading Setting out frames